Bismillah Ar Rahmanir Ar Raheem was salatu was salam Ala rasoolulah (saw)
When the plane started to descend and approach the Airport in Banjul Gambia I was amazed at the nice size houses that was below on the ground, I arrived at the airport and met the brothers Abdur rahman, Abdul latif, Abdus Salam, Abu fareed, and Hasan …. We rode pass the homes that I saw while descending, Masha Allah beautiful houses and mansions, I was surprised because of how the media portray the people in Africa as if the whole of Africa are still living in huts, no clothes and backwards, but Banjul reminded me of a city in down south USA, still under development but at the same time modern.
Masha Allah the people were very hospitable being that 95 percent of the people in Gambia are muslims the Islamic characteristics play a major role in the people lives even the ones who didn’t seem religious showed good manners, I was taking everything in because this is the land that maybe my ancestors came from and now I’m back here warning the youth of Gambia away from of life that many of us in America is running away from, a life that took 500 years of slavery and stripped us from our identity, culture and religion to make us behave in away where we started to call each other disrespect full names, no respect for our selves or our women, for the youth in Gambia to have MTV and BET in their lives for a few years and now they’re calling themselves derogatory names, disrespecting their women and behaving in a manner as if they don’t have no way of life, in which they do, they still have a land, a culture, way of life and religion of Islam.
I had to tell the youth that this doesn’t impress us in America especially us Muslims, what will make us proud of you guys is when we see you practice Islam according to the Quran and the Sunnah with the understanding of the Sahabas. Next day I started my ground work to speak to people in authority of how to go about building an orphanage in Gambia, Alhumdulillah we met with President’s brother who promised us land and full support on building an orphanage in Gambia, May Allah bless it to come to life and accept it from us.
I have to mention the beauty of Gambia, its beaches, palm trees and nature in general, can’t forget the food, May Allah guide The country Gambia and make it a country upon the Quran and the sunnah and once again I want to thank every body who gave me a good time and showed me great hospitality in The Gambia.
P.S. My Allah reward Br Muhammad ceesay and his family for their hospitality as well